About the Coastal Exploration Company

The Coastal Exploration Company creates fun, relaxing, sometimes challenging, but undoubtedly life-enriching adventures, aboard traditional Norfolk wooden sailing boats. Harboured in Wells-next-the-Sea, we operate between Thornham and Cley, offering a wide range of charters through the creeks and out at sea, whilst serving on board some of Norfolk’s best produce and delicious homemade cakes.

Whether you are looking for a hands-on experience, assisting with navigation, wild swimming, or foraging and fishing for your meals, or whether you prefer an indulgent family charter to visit the seals, we can create a trip to match your mood and motivation. Come join us to experience the North Norfolk coast from a different perspective.

Each of our clinker-built Norfolk fishing boats have remained in and around Norfolk’s waters since they were built as far back as 1951.

Specifically designed and honed for hundreds of years by generations of fishermen for the unique conditions of the North Sea and along the wild north Norfolk coast. Refurbished to meet the safety standards of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).